Fauci Gets Backlash For Comments On Catholicism
Former medical adviser to the president, Dr. Anthony Fauci, is facing a fierce backlash on social media following his recent comments on Catholicism.
Fauci, in an interview on BBC’s Influential with Katty Kay, revealed that he doesn’t practice Catholicism because it’s a “thing that I don’t really need to do.” During the interview, Fauci showed Katty Kay the church where he and his wife got married in 1985. Fauci later told Kay that he no longer attends the church nor practices Catholicism.
Anthony Fauci explains that although he identifies as Catholic, his “personal ethics on life” are so strong that he has no need to practice the religion. “It seems like a pro forma thing that I don’t really need to do.” pic.twitter.com/r5YbCs2gbM
— Laura Powell (@LauraPowellEsq) December 9, 2023
“A number of complicated reasons,” Fauci responded when Kay asked why he no longer practiced Catholicism. “First of all, I think my own personal ethics on life are, I think, enough to keep me going on the right path. And I think there are enough negative aspects about the organizational Church that you are very well aware of. I’m not against it. I identify myself as a Catholic. I was raised, I was baptized, I was confirmed, I was married in the Church. My children were baptized in the Church… But as far as practicing it, it seems almost like a pro forma thing that I don’t really need to do.”
A clip of the interview made its way to social media platforms, drawing fierce backlash from users.
Of course he doesn’t practice Catholicism, Fauci is an evil elf who worships only himself https://t.co/YT4kJZOfbV
— Buck Sexton (@BuckSexton) December 11, 2023
“Of course, he doesn’t practice Catholicism, Fauci is an evil elf who worships only himself,” one user wrote.
Another user claimed Fauci’s comments prove he is every bit as arrogant as imagined.
He is every bit as arrogant as we imagine. He has in his mind overcome the need for God because he is a God.
— Paul Engel (@PaulEng77442233) December 11, 2023
“He is every bit as arrogant as we imagine,” The user wrote. “He has in his mind overcome the need for God because he is a God.”
One X user expressed disbelief that Fauci would say such a thing before adding that Fauci must think of himself as God.
Is this an AI fake kind of video? I can't believe even Fauci would say such nonsense. Either he actually thinks he's GOD or this has really got to be a fake.
— MF (@joyAndLov) December 9, 2023
“Is this an AI fake kind of video?” the user wrote.” I can’t believe even Fauci would say such nonsense. Either he actually thinks he’s GOD or this has really got to be a fake.”
When you worship science and then call yourself "the science," it doesn't leave much room for anything else.https://t.co/hyo8ir3g2H
— Steve Friend (@RealStevefriend) December 8, 2023
“When you worship science and then call yourself “the science,” it doesn’t leave much room for anything else,” Steve Friend, host of American Radicals Podcast, wrote.
“The arrogance of man is truly a sight to see. Thou shall worship lord Fauci because he ended up being wrong about everything. It’s science!!!,” one social media user wrote.